Our Hometown Milford

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Established: 1794
Location: Hillsborough County, Souhegan Valley
Population: 15,115
Name: Milford separated from neighboring Amherst in 1794. Like most towns named Milford in the United States, its name comes from the fact that it grew around a mill built on a ford—in this case on the Souhegan River.
Notable: Milford was a stop on the Underground Railroad for escaped slaves.
Try it: The town is known for its Pumpkin Festival which is normally held in early October.

Major Funding for OUR HOMETOWN: MILFORD Provided by: Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Cirtronics Corporation, AIRMAR Technology

Additional Support Provided by: Amherst Label, Inc., Trelleborg Pipe Seals Milford, Inc., Datron Dynamics, Inc. North American Distributor

Community Partners: The Town of Milford, Rick Holder & Hampshire Hills, Milford Historical Society


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Milford | Music in Milford

Milford | Music in Milford

Amy Conley has been bringing music to Milford for 20 years.

Milford | Carrie Cutter

Milford | Carrie Cutter

Dave Palance tells the story of Carrie Cutter\'s scandalous tombstone.

Milford | Cake Creations

Milford | Cake Creations

Carole Whittier bakes up beautiful, elaborate and delectable treats.

Milford | The Hutchinson Family Singers

Milford | The Hutchinson Family Singers

Did you know Milford was once home to a family of global singing sensations?


Milford | Milford\'s Youth Theatre

Milford | Milford\'s Youth Theatre

Nancy Amato and Robin LaCroix discuss the magic of Milford\'s Youth Theatre.

Milford | Windows on West Street

Milford | Windows on West Street

Paul Joyce is the adviser for Milford High School\'s student-run restaurant.

Milford | A Song for Doug

Milford | A Song for Doug

Mike Dowd remembers how the town of Milford came together to help his family.

Milford | Souhegan Valley Food Co-Op

Milford | Souhegan Valley Food Co-Op

Michael Conley is passionate about bringing fresh, local food to his community.

Milford | Protecting Milford\'s Treasured Past

Milford | Protecting Milford\'s Treasured Past

Rita Carroll shares the origins of the Monson Center.

Milford | The Milford Drive-In

Milford | The Milford Drive-In

Barry Scharmett explains how he\'s bringing a retro night out into the 21st century.

Milford | The Milford Contra Dance

Milford | The Milford Contra Dance

Sandy LaFleur preserves an old New England past time.

Milford | Conservation in Milford

Milford | Conservation in Milford

Audrey Frazier works with the Milford Conservation Commission.

Milford | Winter Fun

Milford | Winter Fun

Peg Hatfield grew up at her father\'s popular ski hill, Twin Tows.

Milford | Milford\'s Family Farms

Milford | Milford\'s Family Farms

Stephen Trombly discusses the past, present and futures of Milford\'s farming community.

Milford | Teens on the Oval

Milford | Teens on the Oval

Peg Hatfield takes us for a cruise around the oval.

Milford | The Conant House

Milford | The Conant House

Christine Doherty delves into the history of Milford\'s Conant House.

Milford | Getting Involved

Milford | Getting Involved

Jerry Guthrie offers a glimpse into Milford's near future with a sneak peek.

Milford | The Old Federal Hill Schoolhouse

Milford | The Old Federal Hill Schoolhouse

Mary Ann MacKay is here to teach us the history of the converted 19th century schoolhouse.

Milford | The Ice Harvest

Milford | The Ice Harvest

Pip Adams explains the arduous process of the ice harvest.

Milford | Moving to Milford

Milford | Moving to Milford

Jim Philbrick recalls how his favorite teacher changed his attitude about school.

Milford | Scaring Up Food for a Cause

Milford | Scaring Up Food for a Cause

Randy Koehler talks about a haunted house.

Milford | The Firefighters

Milford | The Firefighters

Pip Adams has fond - and funny – memories of his days keeping Milford safe.

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Our Hometown Milford presents stories about life in Milford.

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Milford (Preview)

Our Hometown Milford presents stories about life in Milford.



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